Our People

Emily Floyd, Music Director

Since 2008, Emily Floyd has served as Director of Music Ministries at Shallowford Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. In addition to church work, Emily serves as the co-director and clinician of the Choristers Guild Institute, a church music certification program. Emily is the conductor and music director of the Choral Guild of Atlanta, which is the longest running community choir in Atlanta.

She frequently serves as a guest conductor for honor choirs and schools in America and Canada. Emily serves as a guest conductor for summer worship conferences, such as the Montreat Music Conference and the Lutheridge Music Conference. She has presented workshops for ACDA, Choristers Guild, and school systems. Choirs under her direction have performed in such international venues as St. Giles Cathedralin Edinburgh, Scotland, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy, St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Italy, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, and Carnegie Hall in New York. The Shallowford Youth Choir has sung in 17 states in the U.S.A.

Emily attended the Florida State University and received the Bachelor Degree in MusicEducation (voice) magna cum laude. Emily has taught choral music in public schools and directed church choirs of all ages in Florida, Illinois, and Georgia. Emily is passionate about reaching as many young singers as possible (“drawing the circle wide”) and awakening their inner choral artist. She is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Choristers Guild, the Georgia Music Educators Association and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians

Dr. Wooyoung Kwon, Accompanist

This is Dr. Kwon’s 19th year with the Choral Guild of Atlanta! In addition, she has been serving as an organist & pianist at churches in Atlanta area since 1994. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance with a minor in Organ Performance from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia.

Dr. Kwon has been teaching piano, composition, and serving as an accompanist at Agnes Scott College since 2002 performing recitals both as a soloist and as a collaborative artist.

She has received the John Henry Dorminy Piano Scholarship and the University of Georgia School of Music Concerto Competition Award. Dr. Kwon is a member of the American Guild of Organists(AGO) and holds her AGO Associate certificate.